consociation

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consociation

a climax vegetation in which one species is dominant, e.g. oakwood, as opposed to ASSOCIATION where there are several dominant species.
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Chapter 4 analyses the 2004 consociational state proposed in the Annan Plan.
The consociational state needed to act to contain sectarian grievances, but it failed to do so.
The threat to political stability posed by permanent ethnic or religious minorities forms the core of Arend Lijphart's argument for a consociational state that recognizes and incorporates the organizations of such minorities (see, e.
1999 "The Utility of Party and Institutional Indicators of Change in Consociational States.